If you are contacted by an individual or company claiming to be Red Bull and offering you employment, gift cards or some other promotion in exchange for personal information and/or payment - PLEASE DISREGARD as they are not authorized Red Bull representatives or programs, and this may be an unlawful attempt to obtain your information or money.
SAMPLE SCAM EMAILS
MAKE MONEY BY SIMPLY DRIVING YOUR CAR
ADVERTISER WANTED FOR RED BULL
EARN NO LESS THAN $200 WEEKLY TO ADVERTISE ON YOUR CAR.
It is Very Easy and Simple
No Application fees required
How it works Here's the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: RED BULL seeks people -- regular citizens, not professional drivers -- to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "RED BULL" plastered on your car. The ads are typically vinyl decals, also known as "auto wraps," that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle, and which will cover any portion of your car's exterior surface.
What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy? Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colorful and eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Plus, it's a form of advertising with a captive audience, meaning people who are stuck in traffic and can't avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month.
You will be compensated with a $200 (Two hundred dollars per Week), which is essentially a "rental" payment for letting our company use the space. RED BULL shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an up front payment of $400 (Four hundred dollars) inform of check for accepting to carry this advert on your car and other weekly payments will also come in the form of checks and delivered at your address weekly.
What you need to do is to contact the email below firstname.lastname@example.org
The following information below will be needed
Make of car/ year:
Phone Number(s) mobile/home :
We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive these information,
RED BULL looks forward to working with you.
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Date: Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 5:04 AM
Subject: RE: More Details On The Car Advert !!!
You information has been received, Below are some questions you need to answer before we can proceed.
How long do you intend to carry the advert on your car 1 month,2 months or 3 months?
Do you have a drivers license?
Do you use your car everyday?
Have you crashed a car between Jan 2009 till date?
Do you have an existing checking account where you will deposit your check for letting our company use your car?
Also reconfirm your Name and address where your upfront payment should be mailed to along with your mobile and home number
Note you will receive a check/ Money Order from this the sum of $400 will be a two weeks up front payment for carrying the advert on your car and your would forward the balance to the expert who is going to handle the advert placing on your car.
Also Check Your Email Every Day To Get Updated As To When The Upfront Payments Will Arrive Your Place.
I Need a Personal Phone Number And a Confirmation Of Your Personal Address Of Where You Want Your Upfront Payments And Also The Advert To Arrive to .
RED BULL looks forward to working with you , I attached a photo with a sample of what the advert will look like.
How are you doing today? Hope great. Kindly accept our apologies for responding so late. We are already behind schedule on the Red Bull Car Advert. This is to inform you that you will be receiving the upfront payment envelope for your Red Bull Car Advert, which will be delivered to you today via UPS. Below is the tracking details. Kindly be on the lookout for the delivery.
Tracking Details :
Tracking Number: 1Z2084R20198245463
Check Amount : $2,840.00
Track at : http://www.ups.com/Tracking
Follow the Instructions below Carefully
You will make use of the Funds in completing your Red Bull Car Advert, It also covers part of your weekly salary. Upon receiving the Payment, I would want you to proceed to the Bank and Deposit the Check, Withdraw Immediately at the point of deposit $1,650.00. Remove your Upfront Payment of $300, and then you will be forwarding the rest balance of $1,350 to our new specialist who will be responsible for the advert placement on your car who is presently in MI waiting to receive funds in other to get the materials needed for the advert placement, The $1,1900 balance should be left in your Bank Account, It will be use for buying some other materials and paying your remain balance of $300 after the advert as been fixed on your car. I hope all well clear to you and well understood. Please send the balance of $1,350 within an hour via Money Gram or Western union after you have immediately withdraw at the point of deposit to the below information :
Receiver's :Mark Flowers
Receiver's Address:190 South Main Street
Leonard MI 48065
There is always a charge for any funds sent through Money Gram or Western union, You are to deduct these charges from the balance and get back to me with the following information :
Total Amount Sent: ( less Money Gram charges ).
For Money gram( 8 Digit Reference number ) or For Western union (10 Digit MTCN Number ):
Our specialist shall contact you as soon as he receives the funds, Ensure that you include the Reference Number or MTCN Number given to you after sending funds through Money Gram or Western union so i can get it across to the specialist in due time.
Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately.